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Heather Grabbe

Heather Grabbe is the director of the Open Society European Policy Institute and director of EU Affairs. From 2004 to 2009 she was a senior advisor to then European Commissioner for Enlargement, Olli Rehn, and was responsible in his cabinet for the Balkans and Turkey. Before joining the Commission, she was deputy director of the Centre for European Reform, the London-based think-tank, where she published widely on EU enlargement and other European issues. Her academic career includes teaching at the London School of Economics, and research at Oxford and Birmingham universities, the Royal Institute for International Affairs (Chatham House, London), and the European University Institute (Florence).